The Beginning of the End

Manel Loureiro
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The Beginning of the End


I need to start out by saying that the version of Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End that I read was an English translation of the original Spanish version. Because of this I am going to be giving some benefit of the doubt when it comes to reviewing this book.

My first love has always been zombies. I picked this audiobook up in September of 2017, and then it languished for the next 2 years. During that time I might have read one too many Zombie novels of questionable quality and it turned me off. But in January of 2021, I decided that it was time to delve into my growing pile of TBR books piling up in my Kindle and on my bookshelf. And so I started reading Apocalypse Z: The Beginning of the End.

I really liked 98% of this book. My biggest problem was the introduction of a 17 year old female survivor, with perky breasts. Yes, he described her breasts. Our hero and protagonist in the book is in his late 20's early 30's. Can you see where I am going here? I could have done without the Lolita subplot, even though it was only hinted at the end of the book. I can see the writing on the wall for book two.

Five years ago, I would take this moment to rake the author and our protagonist over the coals about rescuing the cat, not once, but multiple times, because I mean come on people.... It's a cat! But I have spent the last three years with a partner who loves me, but would hamstring me in a minute, if it would save the cat! So I'm letting that one pass. Trust me it is a real thing.

All and all, this is a solid 3 star book. I will eventually read the rest of the books in the series; hopefully it won't take me another 2 years to do it.